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From Bali to Bala and back again and again and again – March 22, 2014

Sitting back at home Philly in a dream state of a muzzy time warp, I can hardly believe I flew halfway around the world to my beloved Bali, and back again to my beloved Bill and Daniel. The time away

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Dabbling in a Foreign Art

William Lamb, The Philadelphia Inquirer, (date unknown) HAVERTOWN – Bala Cynwyd artist Laura Cohn would rather teach fifth graders the traditional Indonesian textile craft of batik than have art galleries display the lush landscapes she “paints” in the style with

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Indonesia Comes to Old City, Courtesy of Laura Cohn

Ed Hewitt, Art Matters, November, 1994 In the cracked-mirror Zeitgeist of the late 20th century, attaining a modicum of artistic and personal integration can take on the contours of a quest. For batik painter Laura F. Cohn, it took as

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The Beauty of Batik

Cheryl Allison, Main Line Life, April 7, 2004 From Bali to Bala.” No, it’s not the title of one of those classic “on the road” movies. It’s how Laura Cohn describes the journey, physical and artistic, that led her from the

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Erdenheim Students Learn the Fine Art of Batik

Joe Barron, Springfield Sun News, May 23, 2012 The odor of hot wax filled the art room last week at Erdenheim Elementary School. Some students liked the smell. Others pinched their noses at the first whiff. Yet they all seemed

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Happy New Year from Laura in Bali, March, 2012

March 23, 2012 Happy Balinese New Year or Selemat Hari Raya Nyepi!!! Today is the day of silence in the land of lush cacophony of sounds from motorbikes, guttural laughter, temple bells and prayers, birds, frogs & geckos galore, and

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Love Letters from Indonesia, April 2011

April 3, 2011 It is Sunday here, late in the afternoon, and I can’t believe I have been here for one day more than a week – it feels like years.  Actually it has been 24 years since I first

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Letter of Love, March 2010

I am honestly sitting down for the first time since I arrived in Bali a bit over two weeks ago to send my annual love letter from Bali home. Life has been fuller than usual for me here this year,

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Letter Hari Raya Melasti – March 2009

I awoke early early this morning from a partial jet lag dream, or so I thought. In truth, much of my existence in Bali hangs between this dreamy sweaty hard to believe this is happening state and YES – this

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Happy New Year From Bali

Letter sent home in March, 2007 March 19th, 2007 Happy New Year Everyone! Today is the Balinese New Year, 1929 and it is my favorite holiday in Bali. I haven’t been here for NYEPI for 6 years so you can

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Letter sent home from Yogya, March 2005

Sunday, March 13, 2005 Dear friends and family across the sea, First let me apologies for not writing sooner, as I feel I have been away from home for years.  The past three weeks have flown by as fast as

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Letter sent home in April, 2001

Just thought I’d catch you up to date on what life in Bali is like for our little family. Less than 2 months for go before we reenter the land of Bush, something both Bill and I are dreading (not

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Learning the Far Eastern Art of Batik

Main Line Times Learning comes in many shapes and colors and costumes. At the Chatham Park Elementary School recently, artist Laura Cohn brought her love of Indonesia and its native art and touched the souls of every fifth grader in

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Cohn Studio

Victoria Donohoe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 12, 1996 Indonesia is artist Laura F. Cohn’s second home, where she lived five years. Java, the batik capital of Southeast Asia, is her special love. Cohn’s current show, “From Bali to Bala: New

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At Home and Abroad: Discovering the Artist

Laura Cohn, ’88. The Peregrine, Newsletter of the College of the Atlantic Association, Summer 1995. The privilege to make art full time rarely exists for artists. The need for food, housing and materials requires consistent funds on which an artist

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